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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 310 337 286
Rank change year-on-year +27 -51 +72
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 640 440 270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.75% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.31% 3.85% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 284 182
10th Percentile £375 £383 £313
25th Percentile £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +7.14%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £650
90th Percentile £850 £713 £731
UK median daily rate £551 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.89% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 3
10th Percentile £17.75 £32.01 £37.90
25th Percentile £45.00 £34.38 £39.63
Median hourly rate £49.00 £43.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.64% -3.33% +4.23%
75th Percentile £59.38 £54.13 £49.63
90th Percentile £78.75 £59.75 £50.90
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.23%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,865 11,419 7,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.45% 19.35% 24.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,114 7,344 5,112
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £438 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £481
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.00% +1.21%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £687 £650
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 661 571 248
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.50 £15.00
25th Percentile £19.06 £16.25 £19.99
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.70 £32.25
Median % change year-on-year +46.58% -4.81% -12.22%
75th Percentile £61.25 £52.63 £48.16
90th Percentile £75.00 £64.50 £60.04
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +55.17% -9.38% -14.67%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 12 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London +4 401 £600 +6.67% 119
South East -2 81 £450 -12.66% 46
North of England -8 34 £456 +1.39% 39
East of England +10 33 £525 +0.83% 43
Midlands -14 25 £463 -17.04% 38
South West +5 21 £513 -10.87% 16
Yorkshire -7 19 £368 -42.31% 13
North West -26 14 £634 +48.83% 21
West Midlands -15 13 £438 -10.71% 19
East Midlands +5 12 £475 -24.00% 19
North East - 1 £375 - 5
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 636 (99.38%) Degree
2 601 (93.91%) Computer Science
3 243 (37.97%) Social Skills
4 240 (37.50%) Agile
4 240 (37.50%) Java
5 194 (30.31%) Finance
6 170 (26.56%) SQL
7 151 (23.59%) Python
8 131 (20.47%) Azure
9 123 (19.22%) Problem-Solving
10 118 (18.44%) CI/CD
11 110 (17.19%) JavaScript
12 107 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
13 105 (16.41%) C#
14 97 (15.16%) Git (software)
15 96 (15.00%) C++
15 96 (15.00%) Banking
16 95 (14.84%) Software Engineering
17 90 (14.06%) Management Information System
18 89 (13.91%) DevOps
19 87 (13.59%) Test Automation
20 86 (13.44%) Linux
21 81 (12.66%) AWS
22 80 (12.50%) Microsoft
23 79 (12.34%) HTML
24 78 (12.19%) Front Office
24 78 (12.19%) Project Management
25 77 (12.03%) Scrum
25 77 (12.03%) Scala
26 76 (11.88%) CSS

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (3.59%) Confluence
2 17 (2.66%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.19%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.09%) SAS
5 5 (0.78%) CMS
5 5 (0.78%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (0.63%) Drupal
6 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.47%) IIS
7 3 (0.47%) Luigi
8 2 (0.31%) Apache
8 2 (0.31%) Camunda
8 2 (0.31%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.31%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.16%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) MoSes
2 3 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.31%) Maximo
3 2 (0.31%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 131 (20.47%) Azure
2 81 (12.66%) AWS
3 39 (6.09%) GCP
4 29 (4.53%) Serverless
5 26 (4.06%) Amazon S3
6 23 (3.59%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (2.97%) SaaS
9 17 (2.66%) Amazon EMR
9 17 (2.66%) AWS Step Functions
10 14 (2.19%) Microsoft 365
11 13 (2.03%) GitHub
11 13 (2.03%) OpenShift
12 12 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (1.72%) Azure DevOps
14 7 (1.09%) PaaS
15 5 (0.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.78%) IaaS
16 4 (0.63%) Azure AKS
16 4 (0.63%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.66%) Internet
2 16 (2.50%) DNS
2 16 (2.50%) FTP
3 12 (1.88%) Wireshark
4 11 (1.72%) HTTP
4 11 (1.72%) LAN
4 11 (1.72%) WAN
4 11 (1.72%) Wireless
5 10 (1.56%) Firewall
6 7 (1.09%) DHCP
6 7 (1.09%) VPN
7 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.63%) MPLS
8 4 (0.63%) Network Security
8 4 (0.63%) SAN
8 4 (0.63%) SD-WAN
8 4 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.47%) BGP
9 3 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (5.63%) MongoDB
4 29 (4.53%) NoSQL
5 25 (3.91%) Relational Database
6 24 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (3.75%) Redis
7 21 (3.28%) Big Data
7 21 (3.28%) Hazelcast
7 21 (3.28%) MySQL
8 19 (2.97%) Amazon Redshift
9 14 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.72%) Data Lake
10 11 (1.72%) KDB
11 10 (1.56%) DB2
12 9 (1.41%) Metadata
12 9 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.25%) Presto
13 8 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 97 (15.16%) Git (software)
2 63 (9.84%) JIRA
3 62 (9.69%) Jenkins
4 44 (6.88%) Maven
5 43 (6.72%) Cucumber
6 41 (6.41%) GitLab
7 31 (4.84%) Bitbucket
7 31 (4.84%) webpack
8 27 (4.22%) JUnit
9 25 (3.91%) Mockito
10 24 (3.75%) Gradle
10 24 (3.75%) Selenium
11 20 (3.13%) Concordion
11 20 (3.13%) JBehave
11 20 (3.13%) TeamCity
12 18 (2.81%) Postman
13 16 (2.50%) Eclipse
14 15 (2.34%) Gatling
14 15 (2.34%) REST Assured
15 10 (1.56%) SonarQube
General
1 243 (37.97%) Social Skills
2 194 (30.31%) Finance
3 107 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (15.00%) Banking
5 78 (12.19%) Front Office
6 56 (8.75%) Investment Banking
7 45 (7.03%) Legal
8 34 (5.31%) Financial Institution
9 27 (4.22%) Presentation Skills
10 22 (3.44%) Public Sector
11 18 (2.81%) Telecoms
12 15 (2.34%) Retail
13 13 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (1.56%) Spanish Language
15 9 (1.41%) Manufacturing
16 8 (1.25%) Marketing
17 7 (1.09%) French Language
18 6 (0.94%) Influencing Skills
19 5 (0.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 5 (0.78%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (36.09%) Developer
2 92 (14.38%) Java Developer
3 55 (8.59%) Analyst
4 50 (7.81%) Data Engineer
5 34 (5.31%) Software Engineer
6 32 (5.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 29 (4.53%) Senior Developer
8 28 (4.38%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 28 (4.38%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 27 (4.22%) Architect
10 26 (4.06%) C++ Developer
11 24 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
12 22 (3.44%) Software Developer
13 18 (2.81%) AWS Engineer
14 17 (2.66%) AWS Data Engineer
14 17 (2.66%) Tester
15 16 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.50%) Security Analyst
16 15 (2.34%) React Developer
17 14 (2.19%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (12.34%) HTML
2 76 (11.88%) CSS
3 74 (11.56%) React
4 64 (10.00%) REST
5 56 (8.75%) .NET
6 54 (8.44%) Node.js
7 48 (7.50%) HTML5
8 47 (7.34%) RESTful
8 47 (7.34%) Spring
9 40 (6.25%) Redux
10 38 (5.94%) Express
11 37 (5.78%) JSON
12 36 (5.63%) .NET Framework
13 35 (5.47%) AngularJS
13 35 (5.47%) Kafka
14 31 (4.84%) JMS
15 26 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (3.91%) Velocity
17 24 (3.75%) Hibernate
17 24 (3.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (14.06%) Management Information System
2 62 (9.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 50 (7.81%) User Experience
4 38 (5.94%) Data Centre
5 32 (5.00%) Data Structures
6 30 (4.69%) Algorithms
7 23 (3.59%) Hedge funds
8 20 (3.13%) Mobile App
8 20 (3.13%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.34%) Wiki
10 14 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (2.19%) Fixed Income
10 14 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (2.03%) Clustering
12 11 (1.72%) Derivative
13 10 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (1.56%) Reinsurance
13 10 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (1.56%) Virtual Team
14 9 (1.41%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 86 (13.44%) Linux
2 57 (8.91%) Windows
3 37 (5.78%) Unix
4 19 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.81%) Android
6 15 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.78%) Solaris
7 5 (0.78%) Windows 2000
7 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.47%) zOS
9 2 (0.31%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Alpine Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (93.91%) Computer Science
2 240 (37.50%) Agile
3 123 (19.22%) Problem-Solving
4 118 (18.44%) CI/CD
5 95 (14.84%) Software Engineering
6 89 (13.91%) DevOps
7 87 (13.59%) Test Automation
8 78 (12.19%) Project Management
9 77 (12.03%) Scrum
10 68 (10.63%) Microservices
11 67 (10.47%) Analytics
11 67 (10.47%) Electronic Trading
12 63 (9.84%) Mathematics
13 61 (9.53%) Low Latency
14 58 (9.06%) Multithreading
14 58 (9.06%) Web Development
15 53 (8.28%) OO
16 52 (8.13%) Full Stack Development
17 46 (7.19%) Data Science
18 45 (7.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 240 (37.50%) Java
2 170 (26.56%) SQL
3 151 (23.59%) Python
4 110 (17.19%) JavaScript
5 105 (16.41%) C#
6 96 (15.00%) C++
7 77 (12.03%) Scala
8 46 (7.19%) TypeScript
9 35 (5.47%) Go
10 34 (5.31%) C
11 31 (4.84%) ES6
12 26 (4.06%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.34%) Bash
14 13 (2.03%) Perl
14 13 (2.03%) Ruby
15 11 (1.72%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.56%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.56%) VBA
17 8 (1.25%) Groovy
17 8 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 636 (99.38%) Degree
2 44 (6.88%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.78%) Master's Degree
4 34 (5.31%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.13%) AWS Certification
6 19 (2.97%) ISEB
7 17 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.50%) CCNP
8 16 (2.50%) CISSP
9 15 (2.34%) Numerate Degree
10 14 (2.19%) CISM
10 14 (2.19%) PhD
11 13 (2.03%) PMI Certification
11 13 (2.03%) PMP
12 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.25%) ISTQB
14 8 (1.25%) MCSA
14 8 (1.25%) MCSE
15 7 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.63%) QA
2 20 (3.13%) GDPR
3 9 (1.41%) NIST
4 7 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.94%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.63%) COBIT
6 4 (0.63%) SLA
7 3 (0.47%) PMO
8 2 (0.31%) GLBA
8 2 (0.31%) GxP
8 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.16%) ITGC
9 1 (0.16%) NCSC
9 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (8.44%) Docker
2 27 (4.22%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.72%) vSphere
4 7 (1.09%) Firmware
5 6 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.47%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.16%) Ceph
8 1 (0.16%) Gluster
8 1 (0.16%) KVM
8 1 (0.16%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 47 (7.34%) Kubernetes
2 32 (5.00%) Terraform
3 26 (4.06%) Ansible
4 10 (1.56%) Prometheus
5 9 (1.41%) CSIRT
5 9 (1.41%) Puppet
6 8 (1.25%) Grafana
6 8 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.78%) HP Fortify
7 5 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.78%) SCCM
7 5 (0.78%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.63%) CloudForms
8 4 (0.63%) Nexpose
8 4 (0.63%) Salt
8 4 (0.63%) vRealize
9 3 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.31%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 80 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 66 (10.31%) Oracle
3 23 (3.59%) HP
4 21 (3.28%) VMware
5 16 (2.50%) Google
6 15 (2.34%) ServiceNow
7 14 (2.19%) Splunk
8 13 (2.03%) Dell
8 13 (2.03%) IBM
8 13 (2.03%) SAP
9 12 (1.88%) Adobe
9 12 (1.88%) Cisco
9 12 (1.88%) Intel
10 10 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.09%) Cadence
11 7 (1.09%) NetApp
12 6 (0.94%) Citrix
12 6 (0.94%) Databricks
12 6 (0.94%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.94%) TIBCO